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Bats!
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Location: Fort Snelling State Park-Minneapolis
Date of Event: 10/22/17

Discover the fascinating world of bats. Learn about the bats native to Minnesota, how echolocation works, and how bats benefit humans. Are bats really blind as the saying goes? Come and find out some bat myths. This is a free event however, parking pass is required. See website for details.

The Big Sit @ Coldwater Spring
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Location: Coldwater Spring - Minneapolis
Date of Event: 10/22/17

It is that special time of year when rangers and birders gather to document all the birds they see and hear at Coldwater Spring from sunrise to sundown. This is a great place to learn about bird identification, meet local birders, and have fun. This is a free event. See website for details.

Outstanding Owls (Live!)
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Location: Bruentrup Heritage Farm - Maplewood
Date of Event: 10/28/17

Meet an owl up close and learn what makes these creatures such a hoot! Enjoy a Raptor Center presentation, dissect owl pellets, make an owl craft, learn owl calls and go on a night hike in search of our feathered friends. This is a fee based activity and registration is required by Oct 26. See website for details.

Bat Week Celebration
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Bat Week Flyer

Location: MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge-Bloomington
Date of Event: 10/28/17

Bats! Come learn more about bats (and why they need our help now more than ever) and build a free bat house. Other activities include a demonstration cave to explore, bat chats, face painting, bat trivia, arts and crafts. This is a free event. See website for details.

Autumn Adventure Run Series
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Location: Various locations around St Paul
Date of Event: Oct 19, 26, and Nov 2

These Autumn Adventure Run Series courses are an intermediate navigational challenge, often with a fun/unique challenge during the event. This year the races will be at three different locations: Sunfish Lake Park, Lake Elmo Park Reserve, and Battle Creek Regional Park. These activities are fee based. See website for details.

Washington County Parks FREE Tuesdays
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Location: any Washington County Park
Date of Event: first Tuesday of every month

On the first Tuesday of every month (non-holiday) visit any Washington County Park for FREE. No vehicle permit required. October 3rd, November 7th and December 5th. See website for details.

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